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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

Discussion in 'Completed Profiles for database' started by Cougra, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Cougra

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    Common name:
    Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp
    Scientific name: Lysmata amboinensis (De Man, 1888)
    Synonyms: N/A

    Location: Indo/Pacific region
    Adult size: 5cm / 2"
    Recommended aquarium size: 45L (10Gal UK)
    Longevity: (likely life span in aquarium with excellent care).

    Availability: Both wild caught and captive bred
    Temprament: These shrimp are peaceful. They are best kept in pairs.
    Reef safe: Yes
    Difficulty: 1
    Food and feeding: In the wild they are scavengers and will eat any foods that fall to the bottom of the tank, they will pick at algae and detritus on live rock and can also perform cleaning services on fish.
    Temperature range: 24-28C (75-82F)

    Additional notes: Inverts have a very limited ability to deal with changes in their environment. It is very important to slowly acclimatize them to any new environment. Compare the water chemistry between the water from the LFS and your tank before introducing them; the greater the differences in salinity and pH the slower the acclimatization process needs to be to avoid stressing the shrimp.

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    Authors: Cougra

    1, Sea Life Base
    2, The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates, by Scott W. Micheal

    *If you have kept this species, please help us to fill in the blanks with additional information, by replying to this thread all information used will be fully credited to the author.
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